Walt sends this video: "Maybe you've seen this before - I just saw it now."
Hi Walt! No, I haven’t seen this video before. Thanks for the thought! I like the “Corny Collins” theme of the video. Sia has had a most unusual singing career. I remember she sang Zero 7’s “Destiny” in the late 90’s, but it’s only this decade that she’s been having her monster hits. And Sean Paul can do no wrong either.
Here is one of Sia’s biggest hits:
And of course, Corny Collins = Dick Clark. Baltimore’s John Waters is twisted, but the finale of his creation, “Hairspray,” is probably the best in all of musical theater:
Walt replies: "Of course when we lived in Baltimore, we saw all of John Waters' flicks, at his theatre."
And tying it all together is this video from SYTYCD-Next Gen. The dancer from Chandelier is Judge #1 on the panel. Sean Paul sings. The choreographer is Laure Courtellemont, the most-charismatic dance instructor I’ve met in 30 years. Long live Jamaican Dancehall!